Air Evac Lifeteam and Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital have announced plans to provide a medical helicopter in Rutherford County.
Each crew consists of an Air Evac pilot, nurse and paramedic. The crew is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to transport critically ill and injured patients to the most appropriate Middle Tennessee facilities.
StatFlight, operated by Air Evac, will service a 70-100 mile radius from Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.
“StatFlight can significantly decrease the transport time of a patient and improve outcomes when precious minutes can be the difference between life and death,” Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Teresa Collins said in a press release.
StatFlight is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022.